Wake Forest University Kitchin Residence Hall Renovation Completed
October 1, 2016
Frank L. Blum Construction Company completed Phase II of the Kitchin Hall Renovation project for Wake Forest University in August, putting the final exterior touches on the 277 bed facility. The 66,830-square-foot, four-story building was constructed in 1953 as part of the original campus. Although various modifications have taken place over the years, the building had never undergone a major renovation. The project scope included replacing the existing HVAC systems, plumbing, data cabling, and the majority of the electrical systems. Exterior improvements included window and door replacement, exterior handrails to meet current code, roof repair, downspout repair and replacement, building waterproofing, soffit and fascia repair and replacement, painting of exterior surfaces, and removal of elements not in keeping with the building's original exterior. Interior improvements included some student room reconfiguration, bathroom replacement, ADA improvements including a new elevator, and student common area improvements. The project, designed by Norfolk, Virginia-based Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company, was performed in two phases over the summers of 2015 and 2016.